Back in May 2014, the Council Bluffs City Councils voted 3-4 to recommend the denial of O'Face Bar's liquor license. The city's mayor claimed that Council Bluffs had been "irreparably harmed" by the bar's episode of Bar Rescue and most of the city council agreed.
appealed this decision and, as I predicted, he got his liquor license back:
Administrative Law Judge Margaret LaMarche overturned a May decision by the Council Bluffs City Council to deny the O Face Bar's liquor license after it was featured on a Spike TV show called "Bar Rescue," The Daily Nonpareil reported...Representatives from the City of Council Bluffs have indicated that they will not be challenging this court decision.
Matt Overmyer, who owns the bar with his wife, appealed the city's decision to the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division. He claimed the show's producers encouraged his staff to engage in staged fights and disorderly conduct for the cameras. He also said business has declined at the bar because of the show...
Overmyer said the business has had only one liquor law violation in more than three years.
LaMarche agreed with Overmyer, saying there wasn't enough evidence to justify denying the bar's liquor license renewal.